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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sharing a WOSU Public Media Story Spotlighting the Ongoing Restoration Efforts at Columbus' Green Lawn Cemetery

As many of us are aware, Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio has suffered multiple vandalism attacks in recent months that have amounted to $1.25 million in damages - a staggering sum.  The human effort required to repair and reset hundreds of markers and monuments so adversely affected by the repeated acts of senseless vandalism has been ongoing and impressive in so many ways.

This story, compiled by Emily Thompson, is one of the most comprehensive I have read to date.  Included are several photographs of the magnitude of the damage and destruction that occured at many sections of this historic cemetery.  

"To Save Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus State Students Track The Damage"

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